Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman [Model NCS89004]
A 29-year-old NEC PC-Engine Game by NCS
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): shubibi
改造町人シュビビンマン © 1989 NCS
(Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman)
Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman is a side scrolling action game by Masaya and published by NCS. A crazy, yet genius professor named "Doc" sends two of his brand new and most skilled cyborgs (a boy called Tasuke and a red haired girl named Kuapiko) against an army of evil machines that have taken over the city. With the help of their special suits and powerful energy-swords, they fight waves of enemies of increasing strength, as well as bigger and badder bosses until they eventually reach the lair of their furious leader - the evil Dark Skull. Unlike other games of its kind, the action starts in the professor's laboratory and players are free to choose the path the characters take until they finally reach their final destination - the Dark Skull's castle. The game is really flexible on that aspect of the gameplay - a map shows the locations of the various areas to visit and players can always go back and take a different path if they wish to. Although stages can be optionally skipped, some of them give players a chance to collect unique power-up items. Enemies drop all kind of items when killed - power-cells, invulnerability, super-jump, smart-bombs and so forth. They also drop gold bars and the accumulated treasure can be later used to purchase new upgrades from Doc's laboratory. Finally, a two player simultaneous mode is available where players can execute combination combos and attacks.
HuCARD ID: NCS89004
HuCARD Size: 2 Mbits.
Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman for the PC-Engine was released on March 18, 1989 in Japan for 5200 Yen.
* Invincibility :
During the game, Pause and enter the following code : up, up, select, down, II, select and run. This code has to be entered again after each stage.
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] [JP] (mar.23, 2007) [Model PAUJ]
Nintendo Wii U [Virtual Console] [JP] (dec.16, 2015) [Model PPHJ]
It was then released on the Sony PlayStation Network as a PC-Engine Classic on jan.19, 2011. PSN release ID: NPJJ-30046
Apple iPhone/iPad [US] (dec.20, 2010) "TurboGrafx-16 GameBox [Model 406585960]"
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com